Company overview Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all New Yorkers, in service of a vision of a city in which all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, how old they are, where they are from, or where they live.

Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity as a foundational element of all our work, and a critical foundation to achieving population health impact in New York City, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond.

Job Description

The Center for Population Health Data Science (CPHDS)- launched in November of 2023- aims to catalyze critical data modernization work and enable the agency to make progress toward linking public health, healthcare, and social service for timely and effective public action.  We are working towards making these data more accessible, timely, equitable, meaningfully usable, and protected – and actively used by DOHMH to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of New Yorkers.

We aim to strengthen agency wide data capabilities by empowering our workforce, enhancing intra- and inter-agency data sharing, and using modern technology to yield trusted and integrated data and insights. A real-time and comprehensive view of city needs is needed to enhance public health actions and improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

This position reports to the Chief Population Health and Data Officer and is an exciting opportunity to work with CPHDS leadership to help develop this innovative Center, to be at the forefront of public health data science and informatics, and to work with a dedicated and collaborative team to improve the health of all New Yorkers.

The selected candidate will be an employee of Public Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization which is the fiscal and administrative manager of the grant; work will be supervised by DOHMH.  This is a grant-funded position ending in November 2027. This position will be based at the Health Department’s office in Long Island City, NY, with the possibility of hybrid work.

Duties include:

Project management and operational supportManage daily operations of the executive office, managing schedules, coordinating meetings, preparing agendas and notes, and ensuring efficient workflows
Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure milestones and timelines are met across high priority initiatives
Review, edit, compile, track, and report progress on CPHDS goals, indicators, and documents including fiscal year performance measures.
Stakeholder engagement, communication, and collaborationProvide support to prepare for internal and external stakeholder meetings, including developing presentations and other communication materials
Liaison with senior leaders across the division to facilitate transparency and timely communication
Engage with internal and external stakeholders to gather insights, build relationships, and advance CPHDS goals
Risk management and complianceHelp ensure compliance with organizational, legal, regulatory, and policy requirements
Identify potential risks to organization’s strategy and operations and advising on risk mitigation strategies
Effectively communicate issues and concerns with colleagues and appropriately escalate any concerns
Strategic support with data equity and modernization initiativesOrganizing CPHDS strategic planning and decision-making processes, handling sensitive information with discretion
Analyze internal and external factors affecting CPHDS’ strategic direction and identifying opportunities to advance CPHDS objectives
Research and learn about data and analytics technology trends and equity frameworks to help keep up with advancements and possible applications of new approaches in health IT and public health sectors.

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in public health, health information technology, or a related field
Familiarity with data use in healthcare settings with a strong understanding of public health issues and policy implications
Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects, coordinating across diverse teams, and delivering results on time
The ideal candidate for this position must be a proactive and self-motivated individual with the ability to learn quickly, work in teams, and problem solve in a dynamic environment
Salary – $100,000 – $100,000
Skills for success in the role:

Analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to deal with time sensitive requests.
Planning and project management skills with ability to adapt with new information and needs.
Prioritization and time management skills with ability to manage a diverse set of work.
Interpersonal and communications skills with ability to manage working relationships with individuals at all levels.
High degree of self-awareness, humility, and diplomacy.
Interest in emerging data technologies and desire to be on the forefront of integrating these into public health.
Commitment to advancing anti-racism, social justice, and equity and ability to integrate these into other workstreams.
Additional Information:

This is a temporary grant-funded position ending in November 2027, with the possibility of continuation after that.
Preference may be given to individuals residing in New York City (5 boroughs) or surrounding New York State counties.
This individual will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies.
PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and veterans.

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About Public Health Solutions

With an annual budget of $2.3 billion and more than 7,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We're tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.

With grant funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DOHMH is undertaking a new initiative that will meet critical infrastructure needs and make possible strategic investments that will have lasting effects on public health. Investments and improvements through this initiative will help modernize DOHMH’s foundational capabilities and data infrastructure, enabling it to partner in complex health and health care environments and, in turn, support better public health outcomes, including COVID-19. This initiative supports larger efforts to rebalance investments in public health and more equitably serve communities and populations.